Made in Sri Lanka
Remake’s 8th learning journey took aspiring fashion designers from Parsons School of Design and California College of the Arts to Sri Lanka to uncover the human cost behind mass production. Through intimate conversations with women who make our clothes and first-hand experiences inside factories–where brands including Beyoncé’s Ivy Park are made–watch these next-gen designers become woke.
is a short clip by Parsons School of Design Students Ioli Tzouka and Yimin Deng. Inspired their journey to Sri Lanka and the conversations they had with Sri Lankan garment workers, this piece captures the unrealistic daily output targets makers in Sri Lanka face while being paid an unlivable wage of $0.55 USD per hour.
Click here to read my reflection on the trip.
Click here to access my thesis research paper at Parsons School of Design.
Sri Lanka and Beyond: Developing Economy while Manufacturing Fashion in its Top-down, Oppressive and Exploitive Global System
This thesis draws on topics such as economics, labor rights, women’s rights, poverty and fashion sustainability to critically reflect on the neoliberal global fashion production system through the lens of Sri Lanka.
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